The Health authorities updated, the epidemiological traffic light and the status will be reevaluated again on April 4. Currently, Puerto Penasco is green.
The traffic-light system is based on four colors:
RED Core economic activities are allowed, including strolling in the area surrounding of your home during the day.
ORANGE In addition to core economic activities, non-essential businesses can run with only 30% of their staff. Maximum precautionary measures must be taken, mainly with people that may be at a higher risk of a severe COVID-19 illness. Outdoor activity centers will be open, allowing only a limited capacity (number of people).
YELLOW All working activities are allowed, with care being taken of people that may be at a higher risk of a severe COVID-19 illness. Outdoor activity centers will be open allowing only a limited capacity (number of people). As is true with other traffic-light colors, these activities should be carried out using basic precautionary measures and care being taken of people that may be at a higher risk of a severe COVID-19 illness.
GREEN All activities, including schooling, are allowed.
Rocky Point tire recycling
The Municipal Government of Puerto Peñasco has begun a program recycle waste tires, shredding them to be used in the cement industry.
Beginning this month, tire shredding machinery will arrive in Puerto Peñasco, which will be installed next to the garbage dump and will have the capacity to shred 5 thousand tires in eight hours.
This program will eliminate the tires that have accumulated on one side of the garbage dump for many years, and should help create more room, help cut down on the fires, and help the environment, all in one. Tires can also be dropped off on one of the five recycle collection centers that already operate in different parts of the city. The tire collection centers will be operating from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm
Another benefit to getting rid of the tires will be the elimination of a breeding grounds for mosquitos. Since the tires had held water after a rain, creating an ideal environment for eggs to hatch.
Local tire shops are also being asked to take all of their used tires to the one side of the landfill so that they can be shredded and recycled. Private citizens can drop off old tires at the landfill or at one of the existing recycle collection centers around town.